About Us

The Puffin Foundation Ltd. has sought to open the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to artists and art organizations who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their race, gender, or social philosophy.

Why the Puffin?

The Puffin, once endangered in the northeastern United States, was returned to its native habitats through the efforts of a concerned citizenry. Our name is a metaphor for how we perceive our mission in the arts: to join with other concerned groups and individuals to ensure that the arts not merely survive, but flourish at all levels of our society.

Our Grantees

Special Projects

Gallery for Social Activism

A Peopleā€™s History of Struggle at the Museum of the City of NY
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Opens 4 Feb, 2020

Puffin Prize for Creative Citizenship

Supporting visionaries who challenge the status quo
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Opens 4 Feb, 2020

ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism

Honoring International Champions of Human Rights
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Opens 4 Feb, 2020

Investigative Journalism

Helping Make Journalism that Matters Possible
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Puffin Cultural Forum

Fostering a dialogue of art, issues & community
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More Special Projects

 

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In The Blog

Preventable Cancers

March 30, 2020

Eyal Press, A Puffin Writing Fellow at Type Media has written a damning piece in the New Yorker about health care inequities in Alabama (and across the US). Read More

2020 Grant Notifications

March 16, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Teaneck the Foundation offices are currently closed. Unfortunately this means the grant notifications will be delayed. Our original deadline of July 1 will be pushed back to late summer. Thank you for understanding our desire to protect the health and safety of our Read More

Puffin Offices Closed

March 16, 2020

Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak in Teaneck to protect both our staff and our patrons we are closing our offices. We will still be available via email at or you can use the contact form on our site. We will keep you updated on any changes in our Read More

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